Call for entries: Victorian School Design Awards

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Ashwood High School by Baldasso Cortese.

Ashwood High School by Baldasso Cortese. Image: Peter Clarke

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Somerville College Technical Education and Trade Training Centre by Gray Puksand.

Somerville College Technical Education and Trade Training Centre by Gray Puksand. Image: Christine Francis

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Sandringham College by Clarke Hopkins Clarke.

Sandringham College by Clarke Hopkins Clarke. Image: courtesy VSBA

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Officer Specialist College by Clarke Hopkins Clarke.

Officer Specialist College by Clarke Hopkins Clarke. Image: courtesy VSBA

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Fairhills Primary School by Minx Architecture.

Fairhills Primary School by Minx Architecture. Image: courtesy VSBA

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The Victorian School Building Authority is calling for entries to its Victorian School Design Awards.

Sandringham College by Clarke Hopkins Clarke. Image:  courtesy VSBA

The awards are open to government school projects completed between January 2015 and June 2017. New schools, redevelopments or refurbishments and individual facilities such as performing arts centres or technology wings are all eligible for awards.

Award categories include Best Primary School, Best Secondary School, Best Combined or Special (Development) School, Best School Project Below $1 million, Best School Project Between $1 million and $5 million, Best School Project Above $5 million and the ­Ministerial Award for Best Use of Inclusive Design.

Fairhills Primary School by Minx Architecture. Image:  courtesy VSBA

The Victorian government reinstated the awards in 2016 after a five-year break. Among the winners of the 2016 awards was Clarke Hopkins Clarke which took home both the Ministerial Commendation for the Best Use of Inclusive Design Award for Officer Specialist College, and the Best School Project Between $1 million and $3.5 million Award for Sandringham College.

Other winning architectural firms were Wendy Hastrich Architect (Kananook Primary School), Grey Puksand (Somerville College Technical Education and Trade Training Centre), Minx Architecture (Fairhills Primary School); and Baldasso Cortese (Ashwood High School). 

The 2017 awards ceremony will take place on 8 November 2017.

Submissions close on 28 July. For more information, go here


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